Whee American Idol superstar! And a little plug for his Christmas CD during the intro by Kristi Yamaguchi. Sweet! 🙂
David’s singing and Ashley’s skating. Beautiful.
Review from the Deseret news
David Archuleta may have finished as runner-up to the 2008 “American Idol,” but he’s clearly No. 1 in the hearts and minds of his hometown fans — especially those gathered at Abravanel Hall Wednesday as the young singer kicked off his Christmas tour.
From the reaction Archuleta got before he even stepped on stage, he probably could have stood up there and sung the phone book, and no one would have cared. But he didn’t, of course. Rather, he put on a stellar show that showcased his range and ability, paid homage to his pop success and captured the spirit of the season.
Archuleta demonstrated a confident and endearing stage presence, clearly having a good time with his hometown fans. Even more, he showed an ability to convey emotion and feeling as well as strength and musicality. He combines a powerful voice with a youthful vitality that is both engaging and impressive.
Read the rest of the review at Deseret News
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David Archuleta speaks about being thankful, concert with A2SO
In 2007, 16-year-old David Archuleta became one of the youngest contestants to compete on the TV talent competition “American Idol,” winding up as runner-up to David Cook after receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes. David Archuleta’s self-titled album was released in late 2008, he’s toured the country with the “Idol” cast and, in September, won the Year in Music’s Rising Male Star Award at the American Latino Media Arts Awards. Besides his new “Christmas From the Heart” CD — a collection of holiday favorites such as “Silent Night” and “Ave Maria” — he’s writing songs for a new pop CD to be released next year. He spoke by phone to AnnArbor.com writer Roger LeLievre recently in advance of his Friday night concert at Hill Auditorium with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.
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OH MY GOSH! OH MY HEART!
David Archuleta + Cancer Survival Celebration + Ice Skating + Christmas Carols = Family & friends sitting around at a warm fire place roasting marshmallows….fuzzy, very fuzzy wuzzy, warm feeling.
Listen to David Archuleta singing “Silent Night” at the Kaleidoscope Taping ! Thanks to @jjayj.
David and Ashley. The last 3 lines were heavenly! Imagine if you were there and his voice filling the arena. Shivers….fuzzy.
A much closer view of all three songs: